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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Science 123 Classroom Remodel Project and Return to Campus Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Science 123 renovation project is making progress. When completed, the classroom will include the addition of new tiered platforms, chairs, and new carpeting and paint. The audio visual equipment is being updated as well. Updates will appear in A-Mail as the project continues.

Buildings with HVAC systems have been upgraded with MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. In buildings without central HVAC systems, HEPA filtration units have been added in office spaces. There are also HEPA filtration units in classrooms.

Staff and faculty in Memorial Hall can still request a window air conditioner by sending a Facilities request. Facilities will provide and install the unit, since the building doesn’t have central air conditioning.

For additional information regarding COVID safety and cleaning procedures, please visit the Facilities Management website.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

MnDOT Updates 25th Avenue Bridge and I-94 West Work

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

MnDOT has had the 25th Avenue bridge fully closed for several weeks after a truck struck one of the beams. MnDOT opened the north side to traffic but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair.
In addition, I-94 west is closed between Highway 280 and 25th Avenue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Wednesday, September 15, to Wednesday, October 6, for repairs to 25th Avenue bridge. This includes weekends. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Teaching and Learning

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2022 and August 2023. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more

Eligibility and Benefits

Summer Language Study with Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 8th.

CLS Website

General Announcements

Campus Poster Policy

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Student organizations, university departments/offices, individuals, and outside organizations may use University space to publicize events and meetings. Out of consideration for the right of free expression, the rights of viewers, civility, and respect, the following guidelines are to be followed when posting flyers and notices. The policies listed below only apply to flyers and notices posted in areas outside of the residence halls.

No direct or indirect promotion of alcohol, drugs, obscene material, or materials that would violate applicable laws or University policy is allowed.

All postings must be approved and dated before posting. Posters and flyers can be approved at the Copy Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A maximum of 20 will be stamped and approved for posting on campus. If you submit a job through the copy request system we can apply a digital version of the stamp as we print.

Posting is only allowed on designated posting strips, bulletin boards and kiosks (where provided). All approved poster areas have a yellow/gold placard posted on them, if a poster board does not have this it belongs to a department and you will have to ask the department to post there. Postings are not permitted on any other surface or space, such as glass, doors, walls, windows etc.

Posters and flyers must be put up using push pins, tacks, or staples; no tape, duct tape or any other adhesive or fasteners may be used. Any posters will be charged for damages to walls and surfaces.

Only one poster per event is allowed on each board. Posters and flyers are allowed 2 weeks of display time. If you want to keep the posters after the two weeks are up you must take them down yourself, if you do not they will be recycled.

Thank You!
Copy Center Staff

Personal Care Assistance Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Fall semester! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun! Receive a 500 dollar bonus if you work until the end of the semester.

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!

Today: Oyate Commons Extended Hours

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Oyate Commons have extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting the week of September 13th. Open hours will extend to 6:30pm. Oyate Commons assists students with study abroad, scholarships and internships opportunities and so much more. If you want to learn more about Oyate Commons stop by anytime!

Location: Lower level of Christensen Center ( next to the Auggie Nest)

2022 Student Leadership Applications Are Open

submitted by coleman7@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today!

Click here to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15lLYLWMtvV6fFugtKPMlq_Fgk2-bn8GYaOTzjbNOCvM/edit

Applications are due by NOON ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15lLYLWMtvV6fFugtKPMlq_Fgk2-bn8GYaOTzjbNOCvM/edit

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester programs have a travel component on spring break, with various course options for each, and both programs fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement. These programs are open to students in good standing:

****ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC … choose one course:

HIS 195 (Humanities credit) or RLN 205 (Search for Meaning II credit)

see website, linked below, for full course and program details

****WRITING LA DOLCE VITA: FOOD, CULTURE AND ART IN ITALY … choose 1 or 2 courses:

ENL 221 – Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction
HIS 170 — Food: A Global History, fulfills a Humanities requirement
HIS 440 — Topics: Food: A Global History

see website, linked below, for full course and program details

Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

Due October 1 – Spring ‘22 Semester-long Study Abroad and Away Applications

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Applications for semester-long spring study abroad and away programs are due October 1. This includes all semester programs at Augsburg Exchange Partner and affiliate programs.

For semester programs at Augsburg CGEE locations in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa, October 1 is the priority deadline, with a final deadline of November 1.

Anyone with questions about semester-long study abroad programs should contact abroad@augsburg.edu

To search programs and get started, visit our website

Back To School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Campus Cupboard Fall Shopping Hours

submitted by wolfx@augsburg.edu

Starting Tuesday 9/21, Campus Cupboard will resume in-person shopping hours: Mondays: 1-4pm and 5-7pm, Tuesdays: 9:30am-12pm, Wednesdays: 2-5pm, Thursdays: 10am-1:30pm. NEW location in Anderson Residence, room 26 (basement level). If you can’t make it to campus for in-person shopping, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu to sign up for an off-campus grocery delivery. Campus Cupboard is a free grocery resource available to all Augsburg students.

Event Announcements

Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium, October 5

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

The Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

All Things Are New: The Language of Our Life in the Face of Empire

Brian Bantum, PhD
Neil F. And Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

It’s difficult to remember a time when there was order and expectation. Uncertainty and chaos feel like the norm. Problems seem too big to overcome, and words are too weak to point a way forward. How do we speak of God? How do we live in the face of chaos? As we begin a new season, let us reflect on a God who creates in the chaos and becomes flesh in the face of empire.

Brian Bantum, PhD, writes, speaks, and teaches on identity, racial imagination, creating spaces of justice, and the intersection of theology and embodiment for audiences around the United States. He is a contributing editor of The Christian Century and is the author of “Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity,” “The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World,” and “Choosing Us: Marriage and Mutual Flourishing in a World of Difference,” which he co-authored with his spouse, Gail Song Bantum.

About the Christensen Symposium

The Christensen Symposium provides the opportunity to explore and apply the lessons rooted in former Augsburg President Bernhard M. Christensen’s legacy:
• Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
• Diversity strengthens vital communities.
• Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
• The love of Christ draws us to God.
• We are called to service in the world.

A livestream link will also be availble and posted in advance

Campus Cupboard and ShareShop Pop-up Grand Opening

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard and the ShareShop are expanding. Both have new or refreshed spaces on campus – the Campus Cupboard food shelf is in 26 Anderson Hall and the ShareShop is in 8 Science Hall. And starting this Wednesday, September 22, both will have a pop-up location in the Strommen Center in Christensen.

Please join us for the Pop-up Grand Opening Event to hear about the Campus Cupboard, the ShareShop, and this partnership between the Sabo Center and Strommen Center.

Wednesday, September, 22, 2021
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
Christensen Center, Suite 100

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis in the Somali Community

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Thursday, September 30 at 4-5 pm
Webinar sponsored by Interfaith at Augsburg and Muslim Student Association with thanks to the Batalden Ethics Grant.

Please join us for a panel discussion with:

Imam Abdisalam Adam, Assistant Principal of Highland High School in St. Paul, member of the Fridley School Board; former Augsburg Interfaith Fellow
Cadnaan Deeq, former Augsburg student
Farhia Budul, CPRS, CPP, FPRS, Executive Director, Niyyah Recovery Initiative
Niyyah Recovery Initiative (NRI) is the first Recovery Community Organization in the nation to provide culturally responsive peer recovery support, education, awareness and advocacy in the East African immigrant, refugee, and Muslim population in Minnesota.

Description:
At a time when the local Somali community is facing a crisis of opioid addiction, we will hear the perspectives of a community leader and educator, an expert in culturally responsive peer recovery support, and a student. In addition to learning more about the crisis we will focus on ways religious communities, health care providers and Augsburg are responding and might collaborate in the future. There will be time for questions from participants.

Registration

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lEW5MOKmTZqlCv-eLEEPxQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Interfaith at Augsburg

The Return of Fellowship Fridays

submitted by robinson@augsburg.edu

How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over and resilience is not a given. But we are all in this together and we need to get out of it together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching staff and faculty join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department and faculty senator at 4:30 on Fridays (starting Friday, September 24) to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year. To make things totally inclusive, these meetings will happen on Zoom. Please go to the CTL website for the link.

Auggie Connect-Sverdrup 102 on September 27

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Over the last school year, it felt difficult to connect and we are glad to be able to reconnect. Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM beginning September 20. Meeting topics may include assistive technology, communicating effectively with instructors, managing stress and other topics of interest to you. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102 on 9/27) or via Zoom. Contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for disability-related accommodations.
See you Monday!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting 9/27

Japan Study Abroad Info Session TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in studying abroad in Japan? iCLA International College of Liberal Arts is an English-speaking college in Kofu, Japan that offers spring and fall semester study abroad opportunities.

All Augsburg students are welcome to attend an online Zoom info session tonight at 7pm . Kazuha Aoki, from the iCLA Study Abroad Office, will tell us about classes, housing, cultural opportunities, and more. There will also be time for Q&A.

iCLA offers courses in Business, Graphic Design, Political Science, Japanese Studies and Arts, Performing Arts, Sociology, Psychology, and more.

iCLA Exchange in Japan Info Session
Tuesday, September 21
7pm on Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 91623320455
Passcode: 2KqXIhg1

Join zoom by phone:

‪(US) +1 669-900-6833‬
Passcode: 03875152

All students welcome!

Learn more about iCLA and study abroad

Info Session: Gilman Scholarship- Big $$$ for Study Abroad

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to one of the Gilman Scholarship info sessions to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSIONS

Wednesday Sept 22, 3:30-4:30pm in OGC 100

Thursday, Sept 23, 3:45-4:45 pm in OGC 100

To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due October 5*** for study abroad in spring 2022, summer or fall/academic year 2022. March 1 deadline for summer and fall 2022 programs and beyond.

Have questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu or

studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship information and application

J Flight at First Ave and 7th St Entry – TONIGHT

submitted by rolfk@augsburg.edu

The Twin Cities area is rich in culture and arts! Have you been wanting to explore the vibrant Minneapolis music scene? Come out and see some of the talent we have here right in our backyards.

J flight is a national artist from right here in Saint Paul and he will be performing at the iconic First Ave & 7th St Entry on Tuesday, September 21st! Come show support and maybe find a new favorite artist or two while you are at it!

Special guests include: Soda Supreme, Xten with Rich Goone and Alexkai, Yare and Knucky. Hosted by Tadow.

This is an 18+ event. ID required. Doors open at 7, Show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

You must have your vaccine card or proof of a negative covid test within 72 hours prior to the show.

Buy Tickets here!

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Now Hiring: Meaningful and Fun Paid Student Positions with the MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students.

We’re hiring for multiple student worker positions. If you’re an Augsburg student, please check out these positions and apply:

Nonprofit Communications Intern:
https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?flush=true&JOBID=136636

Quartermaster/Supply Assistant:
https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?flush=true&JOBID=136637

Seeking Experienced Debaters: Be a Community Coach with the MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Have Debate Experience? Become a Paid Coach or Judge for the MN Urban Debate League.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Our mission is to empower students to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

We are looking for community coaches for the 2020-21 season. Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred.

We pay our coaches $2,250 for the September-December season and we pay judges $55 a day to judge.

Contact Jake Swede at swedej@augsburg.edu if you fit the description and are interested!